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Linux Helps to Squeeze the Last Drop Out of Oilfields

Nov 15, 2007, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Knight)

"With oil prices nudging all-time highs, oil companies are considering how to extract the very last drops from wells, having been unable to increase production for the past 10 years.

"The oil majors are being helped in their deliberations by detailed simulations run on high-performance computer grids. 'There is a huge effort in getting more from the reservoirs,' says John Hybertsen, principal engineer at Norwegian oil giant StatoilHydro..."

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